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Works Written / Created By Louis Southard:

Villains Seeking Hero
(2020 / Action lab / Zestworld)

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Drowning in his own professional downward spiral, the veteran super-villain known as Master Molecule has been forced to become the leader of a new team of heinous criminals. In his shadow now lurks the powerful yet eccentric Spirit King and the mute force majeure Nite-Man. As the three coworkers learn to live with each other, they must also deal with whatever else their dangerous and bombastic world of costumed crusaders throws in their direction. 

Creative Team:

  • Writer / Creator - Louis Southard

  • Artists - Ben Matsuya (Jupiter Jet), David Hahn (Midnight Western Theatre and Batman), Kyle Petchock, Maria Capelle-Frantz, Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Harley Quinn, and Young Hellboy), and Vasco Georgiev (Batman and Aquaman)

  • Colorists - Roshan Kurichiyanil (James Bond and The Six Million Dollar Man), Luis Antonio Delgado (TMNT: The Last Ronin and Ghostbusters), and Matt Herms (Sonic the Hedgehog)

  • Letterer - Buddy Beaudoin

Main Characters

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Master Molecule
(Collin Holloway)

A veteran super-villain with a big secret, Master Molecule's professional downward spiral has cost him quite a bit in the world of organized chaos. Unfortunately for him, his only second chance has arrived in the form of a team of reckless misfits.

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Spirit King

The self-proclaimed god emperor of the Spirit World, Spirit King is here to live his best life no matter who gets hurt. With powerful abilities and even more powerful delusions, Palindaphis is more than Master Molecule can handle!

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Nite-Man isn't just the strong and silent type, he's smart too! The team's resident powerhouse of both brains and brawn, this mute muscleman is here to help!

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The Locust
(Carmen Cantillo)

A young woman struggling to make end's meet, Carmen is forced to enter the villainy industry just to get by. Armed with a flight suit of her own design, Locust takes flight...albeit only for a paycheck!

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Lady Liberty
(Norma Jennings)

America's favorite woman! Lady Liberty is the star-spangled crusader for justice that everyone looks up to! With everything from being the leader of a super team to her very own animated series, certainly she has no horrible secrets that could ruin her entire life...

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The Documenter

Doc is everybody's friend! Born and raised within the confines of the Infinite Hallway, this goddess of stories is literally trapped between eternity and twilight. Yikes...

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(Rodney Nulton)

Winner of the #1 Regional Antagonist Manager award for the past five years, Blacksmith is the boss everyone loves to hate and hates to love. A yuppie who believes in synergy and a smooth sailing enterprise, his eye is set on the bottom line at all times.

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Skull Commander
(Oswyn Osseus)

Beware the Skull Commander! A living skeleton armed with a degree from night school, a good attitude, and an age inappropriate girlfriend, Oswyn is on the ultimate quest for revenge and friendship!

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The Duchess
(Mackenzie Lauer)

This bald beauty is the sycophant and lover of the nefarious Skull Commander! After a fateful encounter on an online dating website, Duchess has made her deal with the devil and she doesn't regret it one bit!

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